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28mPat McManamon

Source: Manziel demoted after lying to team

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was demoted Tuesday after lying to the team about a social media video of him partying, according to an ESPN source and Fox Sports report.

What sports moments are you most thankful for this year? (2:23)
Crazy 2-point conversion tops Neighborhood Plays (2:00)
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Viven mexicanos Acción de Gracias con NFL

El Día de Acción de Gracias, una tradición estadounidense, se ha adentrado en los fanáticos mexicanos a través de los partidos del cuarto jueves de noviembre.

What dance team? (0:14)
The Hater's Guide to Rivalry Week (2:21)
Biggest concerns with Ohio State's offense (2:10)
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Cricket Monthly: How dangerous is cricket?

Cricket has always been a dangerous sport, but since the tragic death of Phillip Hughes in November 2014, the abyss appears closer than previously imagined.

Celtics rally to keep 76ers winless (1:30)
Ben Simmons' highlight reel (1:06)
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Kansas holds off Vandy to secure Maui title

Kansas trailed at halftime but powered past Vanderbilt behind Wayne Selden Jr.'s 25 points to take the championship at the Maui Invitational. The Commodores (5-1) suffered their first loss.

Colorado sophomore ejected for biting player (0:41)
JPP has a lot to be thankful for this year (0:27)
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1dMike Reiss and Jeff Legwold

Brady-Manning: What we'll miss about their classic matchup

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. But as Geoffrey Chaucer penned, 'All good things must come to an end.' With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup.

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4hBuster Olney

Top 10 first basemen in MLB

Buster Olney continues his top 10 positional ranks with a list (plus analysis) of the top players at a deep first base position; plus today's links.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

More of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton going through pregame routine. Dry in here but has been raining outside.

Turkey Day memories: The Butt Fumble

It's been three Thanksgivings since Mark Sanchez and the Jets were driving and the QB ran into his own teammate's behind. The Patriots returned the ball for a touchdown and the rest was history.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers won't have trouble watching replays on this.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Superman is in Jerry Jones' House. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton loosening up.

Jay Cutler's 5 worst games vs. Packers

The Bears QB probably isn't too thankful for tonight's game against Green Bay. After all, Cutler is 1-12 in his career against the Packers, with 23 INTs -- and a handful of "cover your eyes" moments. His worst games

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Stafford-Megatron connect again

Matthew Stafford's 4th TD pass of the day -- and second to Calvin Johnson -- increases the Lions' lead over the Eagles to 31-7. It was Johnson's 10th receiving TD in a Thanksgiving game. Follow live


Ahead of tonight's Brett Favre jersey retirement ceremony, look back at the love/hate relationship between the legendary QB and Packers fans.


ICYMI: Dwight receives Mutombo treatment

When 6-foot-4 Tony Allen swatted 6-foot-11 Dwight Howard's shot at the rim, that called for a finger wag.


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Lions WR Calvin Johnson has touchdown catches in seven straight Thanksgiving Day games

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on Aaron Rodgers: "He's almost too good. Crap, why doesn't he make a mistake every once in a while? All my good records are going to be broken and all my bad ones are going to stay. Throw a pick or four or six -- I tried that once."

What we're thankful for: Nepali climbers

A group of Nepali women defied the odds by summiting Mount Everest -- and then the tallest mountain on every other continent. Said one of the women: "People said we were too ordinary and Everest too extraordinary." Rebuilding Nepal

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Biggest concerns with Buckeyes' offense?

Trevor Matich looked at Ohio State's loss to Michigan State and said, "Too often the stars take turns looking like they've never played football before in their lives."


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 24, EAGLES 7 (HALF): Detroit is just decimating Philadelphia on Thanksgiving. Matthew Stafford is on pace for 400 yards and the Lions run defense is smothering another opponent. This is the third straight week where Detroit's run defense had looked like the 2014 version, which was the best run defense in the NFL.

Not Ray Lewis has your turkey motivation

To those who labor in the kitchen prepping all the Thanksgiving food -- Andre Boyd sees you. And he's got some words of encouragement.


Steph Curry compares himself with Messi

The Warriors star said he and soccer great Lionel Messi both have a "creative" style: "It's just about a feel when you're out on the pitch or on the court. I try to do the fancy things out there by going with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain creativity and flair to my game. That's definitely the style that Messi has when he's out there in his matches."

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman is stretching and working with the trainer. He is doubtful with a knee injury. It will be a game time decision after he gets through this phase but I would be surprised to see him play.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in the Patriots practice on Thanksgiving morning. Amendola injured his knee on Monday night and had an MRI on Tuesday. Amendola sprained the knee, according to Comcast SportsNet and is not expected to miss extended time. His status for Sunday nights game against the Broncos, however, remains in question. An additional injury note for New England: OT Sebastian Vollmer (concussion) has been removed from the teams injury report.

Calvin Johnson extends Lions' lead

Detroit is up 24-7 heading into the half, and it's thanks to Mr. Thanksgiving himself: Johnson extended his own record with a 9th receiving touchdown on the holiday. Follow live

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Megatron! Calvin Johnson reels in the TD catch and Lions are rolling into halftime. Detroit leads Philadelphia, 24-7.

Report: Johnny Manziel lied about video

The Browns QB, who was demoted to third string this week after a video surfaced of him partying in a club in Austin, Texas, lied to the team about the timing of the video, a source told ESPN's Pat McManamon. As first reported by Fox Sports, Manziel told the team the video was old, and encouraged his friends to lie to the Browns, as well. Story

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre, back in Green Bay before tonight's ceremony to unveil his retired No. 4 at Lambeau Field: "This is better than book material."

Honoring the House that Favre Built

The Packers will honor Brett Favre at tonight's game by retiring his No. 4, a tribute fitting for the guy who helped save Lambeau, according to Ron Wolf. "No one deserves it more than he does. He took this franchise and turned it around." Game-changing

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Delanie Walker of the Titans leads all NFL TEs with 53 catches. But in fan voting for Pro Bowl he's not in the top 10. "Is that surprising?" he asked. "No, come on. No fans look at stats. It's all about popularity -- who's a big name, who the NFL pubs. That's who the fans look at. So it's not surprising to me that I'm not even in the top 10. ...I'm just expecting not to be in the Pro Bowl, just like last year."